So after noting it was not me and the paint...
Dad is having a stroke, I stayed calm, and said....
"let me do this...it is the closest hardware store, we have dropped a ton of money in there..."
So I called Menard's told them the problem, they were "whatever, no one has ever complained before"
So I load the heart patient who is likely to have a stroke, in my car (My Father NEVER swears, and actually used the F word!)
We go in, and request the manager.
We beg him to hop in the car and look at it.
We explain the situation. Now understand here, I can show my ass with the best of them, I just figure I would try and handle this in a calm manner."
The Menards manager suggested that we get different paint from them.
I was like..."Are you freaking serious, I would not trust you to mix paint ANY longer, your paint quality is poor, I am going to Sherwin Williams like I normally do."
"Dude, the problem is not the paint, or the cost of the paint, it is OUR TIME. We painted for like 8 hours...2 people 8 hours."
Menard's manager: "Well what can I do to make this right?"
AWTM: "Well I do not trust you to mix my paint, would you?"
Menard's manager: "Probably not."
AWTM: "Can we get a gift certificate to make up for our time?"
Menard's manager: "I can't do that?"
AWTM: "Oh really?"
Menard's manager: "What I can do is give you my card, if you need something, let me know, you will have a standing discount. Call me, and I will take care of you."
AWTM: "I do not think this will work for me, I do not want to walk in here and explain this ever again, and I frankly do not trust you to follow through."
Menard's manager: "No we are good, get what you need to replace your painting supplies."
AWTM & Dad: (Go shlep and get supplies, not many I did not want to be greedy. I got 3 rollers, 4 paint tray liners and 1 new brush for cutting in.)
We then schlep off to Sherwin Williams, take the shade we want there and try to match it with one of theirs.
I get one 4 gallons of Cashmere paint, in kilm beige.
I take them home. I put 2 rollers on each wall to test the color.
It is too light.
So I load up and drive clear across town, back to Sherwin Williams with paint in tow.
I pick a new shade. Pavillion Beige.
I take 1 gallon home, and leave 3 behind.
I put the paint up and decide it is correct.
I take SR to First grade open house(another post altogether)
I call Sherwin William's to mix the other 3 gallons.
I pick it up, arrive at the house, and Dad and I paint until 10:30pm.
Paint is lovely, and the finish is so soft, it loks like you could put your hand through the wall.
Anywho, fast forward to yesterday morning. I need different try liners,(the previous ones did not fit the trays I had purchased there when I bought the paint, and they do not sell liners for the trays I bought...go figure) and more rollers. (ain't washing rollers...no thanks)
I stop in at Menard's, I call the manager to customer service and he says "I can give those to you at cost."
AWTM: "I knew you would do this, I should know better."
Now folks, we are not wealthy, but I have dropped some cash in that store. I should have known, to buy Sherwin Williams paint from the get go...
I needed an 8 foot ladder, I bought it there, I needed paint, I TRIED to buy it there, I need a wrench, I would hop down there. I have spent hundreds of dollars there since being in our home in just 2 weeks.
No longer. I will not be spending our money there any longer. My time is not valuable to them.